It's not often you find hubby in the kitchen preparing food. Oh he's great at stirring sauces and risotto on demand, bakes the occasional batch of cookies, and comes running when I yell, "I need you!" But in general, he's off doing other things while I cook, returning promptly when the meal or whatever is ready. So imagine my surprise when I returned from errands on Saturday, amazing aromas greeting me at the door, and hubby working away making sausages!
Some of you may remember me telling about hubby's yearning for the sausage recipe his family used when he was a child, and how he finally got ahold of it last summer. For Christmas, I had given him a meat grinder and sausage stuffing attachment that works on our KitchenAid mixer, and he was finally getting around to trying it out!
Laying on one counter were, uh, sausage-casings (kinda gross). He explained to me how they were packaged in salt, and you had to soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.